Unwind in Napa Valley



The Art of Wine Tasting

6711 Washington Street, Yountville | (707) 944-0889

There is often talk of winemaking as art, so it’s little wonder that the two worlds coexist so well. Nowhere is this done with greater success than at Ma(i)sonry. The National Register stone building turns heads on its own, and the interior, part gallery and part showroom, doesn’t disappoint. The main event – an enlightening multi-level wine tasting from the region’s foremost vintners – takes place in a modern garden party setting so absorbing that you get blissfully lost in the romanticism of sculpture, greenery and Cabernet. This is one of Napa’s essential experiences, and its Wine Collective offerings regularly include favorites from local standouts TOR Kenward, Renteria, Casa Piena, Lail and Tuck Beckstoffer.

IMG_7834 copy_mini

IMG_7830 copy_mini

IMG_7667 copy_miniIMG_7705 copy_mini

IMG_7822 copy_mini

IMG_7810 copy_miniIMG_7786 copy_mini

IMG_7792 copy_mini

IMG_7767 copy_miniIMG_7783 copy_mini

IMG_7766 copy_miniIMG_7828 copy_mini

Your Mind, Body & Solage

755 Silverado Trail North, Calistoga | (707) 266-7534

Napa’s focus on life’s pleasurable pursuits coupled with its heaven-sent beauty makes it a naturally relaxing destination. A spa would have to be pretty special to stand out, and that is exactly how we’d describe Solage Calistoga’s Spa Solage. A luxe, farm-style bathhouse with mountain views and a want-to-stay-all-day pool, the spa offers unique treatments like the Mud Bar experience, which embraces a famous Calistoga tradition but gives it a Solage twist. Whether you’re in search of a romantic massage for two or a solo ‘Mellow Me Out’ day to reflect, you will find just what you’re looking for at this comfortable retreat.






Sparkle & Shine

8445 Silverado Trail, Napa | (707) 967-7700

Sparkling wine and celebrations go hand-in-hand, and something about being in Napa always brings out our festive side. There is no better place to sit back and enjoy a toast than on the oak-shaded terrace at Mumm Napa. Taste a library of rich and effervescent bubbles from your vineyard-facing perch, and stroll the lovely garden grounds and galleries between glasses. An excellent spot for catching up with friends or simply taking in another breathtaking landscape, Mumm’s smart staff and cozy seats nudge you to sip and stay awhile.

IMG_9135 copy_miniGather-mag_Napa_Mumm_Napa


IMG_9224 copy_miniIMG_9179 copy_mini

IMG_9324 copy_mini

IMG_9212 copy_mini

IMG_9340 copy_miniIMG_9326 copy_mini IMG_9337 copy_mini

Escape to Carneros

4048 Sonoma Highway, Napa | (707) 299-4900

We can’t think of a better reason for making your way to the Sonoma side of life than The Carneros Inn’s utterly tranquil day spa. The Inn’s setting amidst rolling vineyard hills and flowering pastures are cause enough for inner quietude, and the spa builds seamlessly on that scenic stage. The vineyard-inspired treatment menu renews with the gifts of the Carneros region like Lavender & Vine or a Grape Skin Wrap, and the outcome is pure, natural bliss.

Hilltop Pool - 16 - The Carneros Inn_mini

Spa - Treatment Room - Indoor - 02 - The Carneros Inn copy_miniCarneros_SpaStillLife0592 copy_mini

Bikes - 10 - The Carneros Inn_mini

Hilltop Dining Room - Patio - 11 - The Carneros Inn copy_mini1890442_10152728651523161_615144676234558375_o_mini

Make A Cameo

1340 Main Street, St. Helena | (707) 963-9779

If your vacation finds you craving a good ol’ date night classic, you can’t do better than escaping to the movies at St. Helena’s tiny Cameo Cinema. With just a single screening per night, this is quaint flick-catching at its best.

theatre-interior-web copy_mini

Looking for more Napa Valley stories? See the full Gather collection.

Contributing Photography: Helen Brooks

© Where To Unwind in Napa Valley: Gather’s Guide to Napa Spas, Respites and Escapes.